Are you concerned about women’s healthcare in America? In the wake of the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, many Americans are questioning if expectant women will continue to receive proper care.
With so many different perspectives circulating in the media, it can be difficult to separate the facts from fiction. In this article, we hope to provide clarity and peace of mind on the future of women’s healthcare in America.
What Is Changing?
One of the most important pieces to understand with this shift is that abortions have not been outlawed in the U.S.
The Supreme Court’s decision to retract Roe was based on a perceived error in the original 1973 verdict. In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled that it was part of a woman’s Constitutional right, linked to their right to privacy, to choose an abortion. On June 24, 2022, The Court ruled that was in error.
Abortion laws will now be decided and governed at the state level. Elected lawmakers have the responsibility to decide when, how, and if abortions will be allowed in their state.
What’s Not Changing?
Some states have adopted stricter laws regarding abortion; others have upheld their unlimited access as fundamental rights.
But regardless of what state you live in, women will still have access to care in terms of pregnancy complications. One of these potential complications is an ectopic pregnancy.
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants and begins to develop outside of the uterus. Women who have an ectopic pregnancy must have them removed as soon as possible. If left untreated, an ectopic pregnancy can cause life-threatening bleeding to the woman.
Women in all 50 states will be allowed to have their ectopic pregnancy removed. This is not an abortion, but rather a part of routine prenatal care.
If you or a friend are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy, you have many options available to you.
Even if considering abortion, women are still encouraged to have their pregnancy confirmed and receive an ultrasound. At Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center, we offer both!
Having these procedures completed could spare you health complications down the road.
When you’re ready, reach out to our office by texting 770-892-6105. You and your future matter to us!